A cooperation of the Canadian Studies Centres of the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck
June 29 – July 10, 2020
Vienna and Innsbruck (Austria)
The European Summer School in Canadian Studies offers an academic programme in Canadian Studies, which combines a master-class format (including case study units) with independent study, expert meetings, and a cultural programme. The schedule alternates between plenary or input sessions and group work to enhance students’ active participation. Students conclude the programme with a portfolio that collects preparatory activities, results from on-site activities, general and particular tasks across different disciplines and a final, evaluative reflection on the programme. The ESSCS offers students from various disciplines the possibility to enrich their previous expertise and to develop interdisciplinary and transferable skills.
International high-profile faculty across the listed fields from Europe and Canada as well as writers from anglophone and francophone Canada
Programme Week 1 (Vienna)
Sunday, 28 June 2020 Arrivals and Informal Get-Together
Monday, 29 June 2020 Approaching Canadian Studies: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Master Narratives
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 Canadian History in a Transcultural Perspective Wednesday, 1 July 2020 Canadian Literatures: Deconstructing National Myths
Thursday, 2 July 2020 Film and Visual Culture: Journeys through Canadian Mediascapes
Friday, 3 July 2020 Canadian Aboriginal Encounters
Saturday, 4 July 2020 Excursion to Salzburg. Journey to Innsbruck
Programme Week 2 (Innsbruck and Obergurgl)
Monday, 6 July 2020 Politics and Economics: Canada, the European Union, and the Americas
Tuesday, 7 July 2020 Cultural Geographies and Language Policies across Canada
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 Mountain Studies On-Site (Obergurgl)
Thursday, 9 July 2020 Intersectional Perspectives: Gender, Culture, Class Teaching Canada
Friday, 10 July 2020 Canada, Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been?
Certificate in Canadian Studies
The programme is compatible with various MA/MEd curricula and PhD pro-grammes. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate (5 ECTS, 125 hours workload total, including preparatory readings, course work and portfolio).
MA/MEd students and emerging scholars (PhD) interested in Canadian or North American Studies
Please submit the following documents to email@example.com:
» motivational letter in English or French (1 page)
» copy of official certificate of BA/BEd or MA/MEd degree
» proof of language competence in English and/or French (certificates,
transcript or records, etc.)
Registration Deadline: 15 February 2020
The number of participants is limited. Register soon!